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by yamawho
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Two hard drives [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Two hard drives

Or you could be "super" cautious and unplug your windows XP drive and just leave the drive connected you want Mint to be installed to. Once you are done installing then just reconnect the windows XP drive itself. The only issue may might experience is when you plug the XP hdd back in is you may not...
by yamawho
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint on Eee PC?
Replies: 56
Views: 20134

Re: Mint on Eee PC?

Found this guide on installing Mint to the EeePc

http://eee.ricey.co.uk/index.php
by yamawho
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mintmenu text color
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Mintmenu text color

I was also wondering if the fonts used in Fedora could be used in Mint.
Are they available to be selected somewhere ?
They are very clear and crisp ...
by yamawho
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: just a idea for mint
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: just a idea for mint

I would have your parents write a polite but firm letter to the instructor, copied to the principle and the superintendent of the school system you attend, asking who is going to be responsible for the cost of the proprietary software that is a de facto requirement of the course. I would point out ...
by yamawho
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Recommendations for a secondary distro?
Replies: 20
Views: 4483

Re: Recommendations for a secondary distro?

Gave Fedora 8 live cd a go today ... very nice. Was able to adjust my screen res without having to edit the xorg.conf and after a quick codec download, I was able to play MP3's. There was an issue installing Adobe flash but this is a documented issue which just requires a manual download of the rpm....
by yamawho
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Recommendations for a secondary distro?
Replies: 20
Views: 4483

Re: Recommendations for a secondary distro?

I have been playing with Mandriva 2008 power pack and I chose the gnome install. I like it and am running it on a system at work. Mepis is super and I still use it on a system that doesn't run anything else. Mepis is another that has everything working out of the box like Mint but it's kde. I have u...
by yamawho
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you for Mint!
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Thank you for Mint!

Welcome.

Actually Mandriva 2008 is pretty good.

I installed the powerpack 2008 dvd this week on a spare rig and I like it.
Been looking high and low for another gnome distro to play with.

Opensuse 10.3 was really nice but I couldn't get my sound to work.
by yamawho
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: That was fun *Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: That was fun

Will the Identifier change by itself ?
by yamawho
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: That was fun *Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: That was fun

Ohh, and you are using a generic video driver (vesa), safe option, but the intel or i810 driver would probably yield better results (intel is the best, I think, even though it is under development). Is it just a matter of writing in "intel" instead of vesa ? Section "Device" Identifier "Generic Vid...
by yamawho
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: That was fun *Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: That was fun

I was test driving Mandriva 2008 Powerpack this morning and I made a mess of the xorg.conf and it was booting in 640x480 ... I had done the install at home on a 1024x768 monitor and when I brought it to work, it would not give me the option to go 1280x1024 on the monitor at work. Anyways, this was m...
by yamawho
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We're high up on Distrowatch
Replies: 15
Views: 4289

Re: We're high up on Distrowatch

I don't understand why people obsess over the distrowatch rankings. It's completely meaningless. Now on the other hand Distrowatch's distro review roundup that gave Mint the highest score of any distro out there, now thats a big deal! I think no one would disagree with you on that. However, there i...
by yamawho
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing on new PC without any other OS
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: installing on new PC without any other OS

A swap file is like a page file in windows.
Basically it used when the ram is full and it dumps it on to the hdd.

Don't worry so much :mrgreen:

You don't have anything on that hdd anyways.
Just to test 20GB is fine but if you will be using it for downloading, your going to need more room.
by yamawho
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing on new PC without any other OS
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: installing on new PC without any other OS

You should be able without issues.
Concerning the partitions, there should be an option to install and use the whole hdd.
by yamawho
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We're high up on Distrowatch
Replies: 15
Views: 4289

Re: We're high up on Distrowatch

Same here. I don't like the idea of clicking in distrowatch just to make the figure artificially go higher. I see the number grow every day and I like to think it's related to success and growing interest.. not some fanboy base strategy or marketing campaign.. let's get up there slowly but surely a...
by yamawho
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Knoppix Install...
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Re: Knoppix Install...

The rolling updates is the reason Mepis switched to Debian in version 7 from ubuntu in version 6.5.

Sidux sounds interesting ...
by yamawho
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Fkuxbox onAsus EEE
Replies: 3
Views: 2815

Re: Fkuxbox onAsus EEE

I purchased mine since we are traveling to Australia next month.
Will come in handy to view photos and keep in touch with family.

The only change I did to mine is have it boot into the advanced desktop.
I might change distro later on but for now xandros is fine.
by yamawho
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Server Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Server Edition

by yamawho
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Online Linux courses
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Online Linux courses

Many things I find online seem to be several years old. I would like to learn more than just the basics and I was wondering if anyone has any good links to direct me to. So far I know of these ... http://www.linux.org/lessons/ http://www.vagabondodigitale.com/2008/01/10-sites-offering-free-linux-cou...
by yamawho
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Revising a menu.lst
Replies: 18
Views: 4288

Re: Revising a menu.lst

Thanks for the response Fred.

I need to ponder my next move ...

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